International Health and Medical Insurance
The Board of Regents has mandated that all University of Wisconsin students studying/traveling abroad under a UW sponsored program must enroll in health insurance through an insurance plan offered by Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). The University has worked with this company for many years, and is pleased with their performance and the continuous enhancements they have made to this coverage.
This program is also available to faculty and staff who are involved in educational programs abroad on a voluntary basis. This provides an excellent option for staff that are not sure how their personal insurance will respond abroad, or who don’t want to risk paying for medical care and submitting for reimbursement after their return. CISI will make direct payments to providers. Individuals should contact their primary health insurer with questions regarding how the coverage works while in travel status. Remember that employees injured in the course and scope of their employment may be eligible for benefits under Worker’s Compensation, regardless of the location of the worksite.
CISI policies can be purchased by UW students and employees for their immediate family dependents as well.
For information or to enroll in CISI coverage for international travel, contact Debbie Beich at 262-8926 or e-mail email@example.com, or visit the UW-Madison Risk Managment web page for international health insurance: